June 20th, 2012
Fran Leavelles, 72, of Benton died Sunday, June 17, in Little Rock. She was born Dec. 12, 1939 in Brownfield, Texas.
Fran was a homemaker and a member of Rock Creek Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Johnson Green' and her husband, David Leavelles.Â
Christopher Michael Patterson, 35, of Traskwood passed away June 17.Â He was born March 9, 1977, in Malvern to Michael Curtis and Brenda Patterson.Â Christopher was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Haskell and worked in construction.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Curtis Patterson.
Floyd Lee Bennett, 80, of Benton died Sunday, June 17.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Oklahoma to the late James and Amanda Bennett. Â Mr. Bennett was employed by Climax in Leadville, Col., from 1959 to 1973 and then worked at Alcoa from 1973 until his retirement in 1995.
He was a Korean War Army veteran and served as a firefighter for the Salem Volunteer Fire Department from 1976 to 1995.Â
Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ina Doris Bennett, his parents, two brothers and three sisters.Â
Murder suspect Danny Wayne Stalnaker voluntarily surrendered to Hot Spring County authorities at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Stalnaker was to be transported to the Saline County Detention Center.
Stalnaker was being sought in conjunction with the murder of 35-year-old Christopher Patterson of Traskwood.
Patterson reportedly died from a head injury suffered shortly after midnight Saturday, according to Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
See Wednesday's Saline Courier for further details.
OMAHA, Neb. - Pitching a combined four-hit masterpiece, Razorbacks Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin achieved a 2-1 victory Monday night over defending national champion and SEC rival South Carolina thrusting Arkansas alone in the winner's bracket of its College World Series Bracket 1 at TD Ameritrade Park.
With its 8-1 victory over Kent State last Saturday and 2-1 triumph Monday, Arkansas advances 2-0 to Thursday night's winner's bracket game against Wednesday's loser's bracket winner between South Carolina and Kent State.
Saline County authorities are investigating the murder of a 35-year-old Traskwood man.
Christopher Patterson reportedly died from a head injury suffered shortly after midnight Saturday and authorities are seeking 64-year-old Danny Wayne Stalnacker for questioning in the case.
A warrant has been issued charging Stalnacker with first-degree murder.
Benton School Board has paved the way for UALR-Benton Center to expand its facilities by the board's vote Monday night to purchase First Security Bank's downtown facility for a new central administration office.
The board voted 4-2 for an agreement to purchase the bank facility for housing the district's central administration facilities.
Saline County Sheriff's department is seeking information related to the whereabouts of Danny Wayne Stalnaker.
On 6/17/2012 at approximately 12:45 A.M., Traskwood Officer responded to the Saline River for an unconscious person. The Officer found the victim, Christopher Patterson, W/M 35 YOA, lying on the ground with blood on his head. He was transported to the hospital, where it was determined he was suffering from blunt force trauma to the head. He was rushed into surgery. and later died from his injuries.
Norman Eugene Brown, 75, of Alexander went to be with Lord Saturday, June 16. He was born May 8, 1937, in Dubach, La.
He was the son of the late Norman and Annie May Havens Brown. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was an avid Razorback fan, loved western shows and movies and loved fishing, hunting, and camping.
Norman was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lavon Brown.
Arkansas school officials are up in arms. For years the school districts have been trading students back and forth through the Arkansas School Choice Act and that plan already was in the works for another school term.
A few days ago, a federal judge determined, however, that the act is illegal and has issued a ruling saying school districts must cease and desist in regard to this practice.